ANGELA CALIA Graduated in Literature with a theatrical focus at the University of Bari, Italy, 2014 and Master of Arts in Physical Theatre at the Accademia Dimitri, Verscio, Switzerland, 2019.
As an artist and researcher she works in dance theatre, physical theatre and video dance.
During her early training years in Italy, she worked as a mime and dancer for the Ente Lirico Petruzzelli in Bari. Later, she collaborated as a dancer and dance theatre teacher with various dance companies and schools. At the same time, she developed a training path in movement practices, conscious dance and Yoga Sensibile®, dedicating herself to studies on body memory.
Her artistic work has developed over the years in an interdisciplinary manner and through a focus on the relationship between movement, perception and body memory. Her most developed topics of investigation are gender issues, with particular reference to the theme of violence, and site-specific creation processes. With regard to the latter theme, she has participated in initiatives of the Accademia Dimitri in the areas of Basic Training – with a site-specific physical theatre/theatre-dance project performed by Master’s students at the Teatro dell’architettura Mendrisio – and Research – with her participation in the “Theatre of Sounds” project and the publication that followed (https://www.ledonline.it/index.php/Geography-Notebooks/article/view/2052). During her Master’s studies at the Academy, she took part in the research and training project “DisAbility on Stage / Disabled Bodies in Discourse” (https://disabilityonstage.zhdk.ch/koerpersprache/disabled-bodies-in-discourse/).
Angela has realised several performances and dance theatre shows, including “quello che resta”, a show debuted at the Osa Festival “La donna crea” ed. 2021, Locarno, inspired by the myth of the goddess Calypso and the theme of love addiction. There were also several dance video productions, including “Please” selected for the festivals “Stories we dance – Fuori formato” (Italy), “Loikka Dance film festival” (Finland), “60 seconds” (Denmark, Norway, Finland), “Screen Dance Festival” (Norway), “FIVC- Screendance” (Chile), “Choreographic capture” (Germany and Swiss partners). “Please” also won a special mention in 2017 for the Turin Festival “La danza in un minuto”, organised by Coorpi and Regione Piemonte, for “the use of the body and danced dramaturgy as a political space and social reflection”.
Since 2017 she has been the artistic director in Puglia of the Ass.ne Corpi Narranti, with which she creates and directs Spazi in Movimento_Festival of dance and places. Since 2022 she has been permanently starting her career as a junior researcher at the Accademia Dimitri.